David Moyes has warned his Everton squad that nobody is now guaranteed a first-team place.
"It gives us a few selection dilemmas. Nobody is an automatic choice now," he told the club's official website.
"I'm not a great one for rotating but what we have got is a situation where we want people to keep playing right to the top of their game.
"Nobody is nailed on any more - it's a different situation. With the period we have got coming up now, everyone is going to play a part."